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One-Health-One-World Symposium in April

January 19th, 2011

The OSU International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) will host the first annual One-Health-One-World Service Symposium on April 8–10, 2011. The mission of the symposium is to promote the value and explore the potential of health professionals and students in international service, with a focus on veterinary medicine. Veterinarians, health professionals and students are invited to attend.

Today, there is an ever-increasing awareness that animal health, human health, and the environment are intimately linked. This is evident in the collaboration of the AVMA and the American Medical Association (www.onehealthinitiative.com) and in the new alignment of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, and the College of Health and Human Sciences into the Division of Health Sciences.

Veterinarians may not choose to work internationally but clients and the general American public expect them to have a working knowledge of current global health issues. The One-Health-One World Service Symposium addresses these issues.  The weekend will consist of lectures, case studies and various opportunities for students and professionals to discuss and generate ideas for promotion of service work in the international setting. Speakers include: Dr. Thomas Ward, Emerging Zoonoses; Dr. Richard Bachman, The Evolution of International Service; Drs. Hernán Montilla and Jorge Vanegas, The Importance of Flexibility and Improvisation in Rural Practice and Practical Skills in the Field; Dr. Luiz Bermudez, Education in the Field Setting and Tales from an African Medical Clinic; and Dr. Jay Kravitz, Global Health and Professional Collaboration. An international food festival will conclude Saturday’s activities.

For more information and registration, visit the IVSA website:  http://oregonstate.edu/groups/ivsa/symposium.htm.

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